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The Loft Coffee Shop at Springfield Commercial Centre is now open! Selling Barista Coffee and a rang e of hot drinks, delicious cakes, toasties & snacks, the new Coffee Shop is perfect for meetings with colleagues and customers, or just enjoying some time out from work.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 3.30pm.

Everyone is welcome!

 

11 February, 2016

Gaunts have a meeting room which is available for hire by tenants and the general public at our Springfield Commercial Centre in Farsley, Leeds.

The meeting room which is suitable for meetings up to 12 people and seminars for larger numbers is now available for hire on a daily or half daily basis. The charges are as follows :-

  • 1 day £100 plus VAT
  • Half day £50 plus VAT

With the opening of the Loft Coffee Shop in January 2016, refreshments for meetings will be available to purchase.

The room will include WiFi which is shared with the café.

The meeting room is available for use by tenants and the general public.

The site benefits from the new Workhouse Gym with crèche and the recently opened Rainbow Factory which offers an interactive storybook play centre for children between the ages of 4 and 11.

To book the room please contact Gaunts on 0113 236 3555 or email [email protected].

09 February, 2016

The new salon opens in Unit 40C on Saturday 6th February. Please join the owners, Fran and Nicola and look around the brand new salon, whilst joining our amazing team with a glass off prosecco to celebrate! 

The little hair shop started in 2014 and is already having to expand, the demand has been overwhelming. The salon will include a new nail technician, Amanda. Amanda will be offering 10% off any new customer in February!  So don't miss out!

Feel free to give them a call on 0113 256 2204 for any other additional  information.

15 January, 2016

When the company was established

Tarte and Berry specialises in award-winning artisan bakery treats and is the brainchild of sisters Jane and Lucy Batham. They set up the company in September 2014, starting off in York and baking at home. After just over a year of trading the sisters opened their bakery unit at Springfield Commercial Centre this month, allowing them to focus on their growing Leeds customer base.

Tarte and Berry treats are available both online at www.tarteandberry.com and also at food festivals and pop-ups across the UK. Their treats are also available to the trade as they supply a growing number of restaurants, cafes and delis across Yorkshire and nationwide, including Friends of Ham in both Leeds and Ilkley and Fodder in Harrogate. Their bakes have won both a BBC Good Food Show Award and a business award from Dragons’ Den Theo Paphitis!

Brief details of the owners

Jane, the elder sister, is a trained Cordon Bleu pastry chef, having trained at the Gordon Ramsay Tante Marie Culinary Academy in 2011. Lucy’s background is in PR and marketing and together they have combined their skills to create the Tarte and Berry brand.

We were both working in well paid marketing roles before we started Tarte and Berry but we don't have any regrets at all about leaving! Building a cake brand was always something that we had talked about ever since Jane trained as a chef and we love that we have been able to combine our skills and experiences!

What goods are produced

Tarte and Berry specialise in artisan traybake style bakes such as brownies, cake bars, bakewell and flapjacks. Their Salted Caramel Brownies are award-winning! Other products in their range include Berry Crumbles, Cookie Dough Brownies, Chocolate Orange Truffle Brownies and gluten-free items. They also create limited editions to fit with the seasons, such as their Caramelised Apple and Cinnamon Crumbles for Autumn and their Christmas Pudding Brownie for the festive season! The sisters insist only on using quality ingredients in their baking, such as local free range eggs and only pure British butter and sugar.

Future plans etc.

Tarte and Berry are intending to focus on growing their trade business both within Leeds and nationally. Their new bakery unit at Springfield in Farsley will allow them to significantly increase production and volume. The sisters will also continue to focus on food festivals and pop-ups in 2016 and will look to trade at national food shows, as well as those local to Yorkshire, to continue to build their brand. The next step for the girls is to hire staff to help supply the growing demand for their award-winning brownies!

19 November, 2015

The following is a guest blog from The Barista:

 

The Barista is an innovative mobile coffee bar and event barista service provider, who has just switched to one of our larger properties to accommodate their unprecedented growth.

Sam from The Barista tells us more:

We set up shop at Hilltop Commercial Centre back in January 2013 and business has been booming ever since. In fact, we outgrew the unit we had before that too, so another move was always highly likely.

This time though, with the help of Gaunts Property and their brilliant portfolio of commercial premises, we’ve chosen a much bigger site which will accommodate our strategic growth plans for a fair while at least.

So, whilst our new home feels a little roomy at the moment, having space to breath is never a bad thing (especially when the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air!).

Our new site at Springfield Commercial Centre will not only allow us to increase our service capacity and our team, but it will also allow us to invest in, and house, more equipment – all essential stuff for a business which is operating Europe wide.

Perhaps most importantly though, is that we now have enough space to roast and blend our own coffees, with the care and passion we think coffee deserves. No more cramped conditions means we can really enjoy this process – a process we all really love.

More space means better procedures, water-tight best practice, a happier staff environment and above all greater customer satisfaction. I’d say this was more than enough to outweigh the stress of moving day, wouldn’t you?

Having been a tenant of Gaunts for some time now, we are confident that our new home is going to be a happy one, as we continue to deliver delicious speciality coffee (and other hot beverages!) to trade shows and events in the UK and beyond.

To find out more about The Barista, visit www.thebarista.co.uk.

30 July, 2015

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